Professor Solomon is one of the nation’s most well known authorities on corporate law. His research focuses on the intersection of law and finance with a particular focus on corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions, disclosure practices and procedures and capital markets. He is the author of one of the leading casebooks on mergers and acquisitions., Of the 400+ articles that are published each year by scholars in the field, seven of his law review articles have been selected as being among the “top ten” articles published in corporate and securities law in their respective years. He has also published in leading peer-reviewed finance and economic journals, such as the Journal of Financial Economics and the American Law & Economics Review. According to the Sisk Report, he is among the top ten cited corporate and securities law professors, among both law professors and law professors at Berkeley.
For over a decade, Professor Solomon wrote a regular column for The New York Times’ DealBook as The Deal Professor, which primarily focused on corporate issues. He also has written in trade journals such as The Atlantic, lectures, has testified before the U.S. Senate, and is frequently quoted in the national media on issues related to corporate law. The National Association of Corporate Directors has thrice named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the United States corporate boardroom community.
Professor Solomon has been an expert witness in litigation involving numerous high-profile transactions and disputes, including In re WeWork Litigation, C.A. 2020-0258-JTL (Del. Ch.); In re Novo Nordisk Securities Litigation, No. 3:17-cv-00209 (D.N.J.); North American Soccer League, LLC v. United States Soccer Federation, Inc., C.A. No. 1:17-cv-05495-MKB-ST (Eastern District of New York); and AB Stable VIII LLC v. MAPS Hotels and Resorts One LLC, et al. (Del. Ch., C.A. 2020-0310-JTL).
Prior to entering academia, Professor Solomon practiced as a corporate attorney for over nine years with Shearman & Sterling in its New York and London offices and with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in its London office.
Professor Solomon graduated from the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude. He has a Master’s Degree in finance from the London Business School.
Steven Davidoff Solomon is teaching the following courses in Fall 2021:
Courses During Other Semesters
|Semester||Course Num||Course Title||Summer 2021||248.5S sec. 002||Mergers & Acquisitions||Spring 2021||217 sec. 001||Law, Economics, and Accounting Workshop||248.5 sec. 001||Mergers & Acquisitions||286.32 sec. 001||Civil Liberties in a Pandemic||Spring 2020||217 sec. 001||Law, Economics, and Business Workshop||250 sec. 001||Business Associations|